Wavelike Properties  [ENDORSED]


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Gisselle Sainz 2F
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Wavelike Properties

Postby Gisselle Sainz 2F » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:24 pm

This may seem like an odd question, but why exactly don't macroscopic objects have wavelike properties? What is it about microscopic particles that enables them to have this distinct quality?

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Re: Wavelike Properties

Postby 404975170 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 am

If you were to look for the de Brogolie wavelength of a macroscopic object it would be tiny since in this equation h, Planck's constant is already very small and then then macroscopic object's mass which would be m is way bigger than the mass of particles that de Brogolie's equation usually deals with. So properties like diffraction and quantum tunnelling are not visible at the macroscopic level but are at the microscopic.

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Re: Wavelike Properties  [ENDORSED]

Postby Adrienne B 1J » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:04 am

Larger objects do have wavelengths, they are just negligible, since their masses are so large, when dividing by plank's constant you will see that there is a wavelength but that it is just too small to be even considered


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